Romano on the Alex Rodriguez Suspension

Rob Romano, sports law attorney and professor, recently appeared on Radio America’s For Your Ears Only to discuss the Alex Rodriguez suspension.  Rob does an outstanding job discussing Major League Baseball’s 211-game suspension of A-Rod, his appeal rights and the contract and insurance issues involved. Click below to listen to Rob’s interview (the interview begins […]

Sports Lawyers Association Conference Wrap Up

I attended the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) Annual Conference last week in Atlanta, Georgia.  For those unfamiliar with the conference, it is the largest and most prominent gathering of sports attorneys in the country.  Lawyers from most major sports leagues, teams and organizations attend as well as agents and representatives of the NCAA. Attendance was excellent, with approximately 700 attendees, […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Tax Breaks and Preferred Seating in College Sports Dave O’Brien, Editor of College Sports Business News has added podcasting to his repertoire.  In his latest podcast, O’Brien discusses tax breaks for preferred seating plans in college sports.  Great job, Dave. Should Bud Selig Stop the Marlins’ Firesale? Warren Zola has an interesting piece on the Sports […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Golfer Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Caddy Rudolph Hermstadt, an amateur golf champion, was arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut after he was captured on a surveillance video choking and punching his caddy, Jeremy Eterginio, inside the 19th Hole Cafe at the East Mountain Golf Course on July 22.  The Associated Press (via the Hartford Courant) has the story.  […]

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Adding Members to the Big East May Help Defend Against West Virginia Suit  Alicia Jessop over at the Business of College Sports has an interesting post on how the Big East needs to add members now, in part to defend against the lawsuit brought by West Virginia.  The Big East reportedly sent out invitations to  Boise […]

Audio of Dan Fitzgerald’s Interview on “The Final Score!”

After some technical challenges, I have posted the audio clip from my guest appearance on the “The Final Score!” with Matt Levine, Sports Director at WSTC1400/WNLK1350 (Norwalk, CT).  We discussed the Ben Roethlisberger situation, LeBron James, contract issues in the three major sports, the UFL’s foray into Hartford, age limits in professional sports and I was even able to plug the […]

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John Daly Loses Libel Suit, Tweets Reporter’s Phone Number Over on the Sports Agent & Sports Lawyer Blog,  Jason Wolf covers John Daly’s libel suit against the Jacksonville Times-Union newspaper.  According to Wolf, the judge in that matter granted summary judgment in favor of newspaper, finding that there was no “actual malice” and that the offending column […]

Executive Directors Forum: Fehr, Upshaw, Hunter and Kelly Discuss the State of their Sports

This article includes highlights from the Executive Directors Forum at the Sports Lawyers Association Conference in San Francisco. Donald Fehr, Executive Director and General Counsel, MLBPA Mr. Fehr addressed a variety of issues, including the Mitchell Report: George Mitchell had no agreement and no participation of the Players Association, effectively placing the Players Association in a […]